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    Mass banning on the way

    Beginning this coming Monday I'm going to ban more than 30,000 IP addresses in an attempt to get the "guests" numbers down. Currently we can have upwards of 5,000+ bots and spiders crawling the forum. All this does is slow down the server. I'll be banning several entire countries.

    I've received the IP addresses from a reputable source, so I don't expect any problems. However, there's always the chance that a valid IP address has gotten into the lists and valid members might end up being banned also.

    If this happens to you, if you're unable to get to TAT, please email me at kirkus(at)talkabouttennis(dot)com, or post on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TalkAboutTennis/ and let me know. I'll be monitoring TAT closely for the first few days. I don't expect this to happen but wanted to let you all know just in case.
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkus View Post
    Beginning this coming Monday I'm going to ban more than 30,000 IP addresses in an attempt to get the "guests" numbers down. Currently we can have upwards of 5,000+ bots and spiders crawling the forum. All this does is slow down the server. I'll be banning several entire countries.
    Which countries would those be? Me, ponchi and a couple others would prefer not being banned.
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    Re: Mass banning on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by suliso View Post
    Which countries would those be? Me, ponchi and a couple others would prefer not being banned.
    China, Hong Kong, Russian Federation.
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    All fine then, not planning any trips to those places in the next year or two.
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    Please, do not ban Burkina Fasso. PLEASE!!!!!
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    Re: Mass banning on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    Please, do not ban Burkina Fasso. PLEASE!!!!!
    Is that in China, Hong Kong, or Russian Federation?
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    Re: Mass banning on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkus View Post
    Is that in China, Hong Kong, or Russian Federation?
    I meant that as a joke, btw. I realize it might have sounded kind of snotty, which wasn't my intent at all.
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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